Coach Tom Thibodeau had said earlier in the day that Rose, who missed Wednesday's game, participated in portions of Friday morning's shoot-around and a decision on whether he would play would be made at game time, the Chicago Tribune reported.
"He's feeling a lot better," Thibodeau said.
The reigning MVP of the NBA missed Chicago's previous game with a toe injury but he played through discomfort Friday while making 9-of-21 shots from the field.
The Bulls beat the Celtics 8-79 for their fourth straight win and their NBA-best 11th victory of the season.
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